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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at


Annie Maud Stamp (later Bevan) 1898

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Annie Maud Stamp (later Bevan), born 29th August 1879, in Mellish Street, Isle of Dogs, died 1958. Married Alfred Bevan in 1898. Before her marriage Annie worked in Wright's Rope Ground, which ran the length of Tiller Road; she was a splicer - joining lengths of rope and finishing off the ends in different patterns. Later in life, when her husband was out of work for long periods of time, Anne took in washing. She did this laundry at the baths in Tiller Road, which opened in 1923.